The news of the Supreme Court upholding the death sentence to Ajmal Kasab has failed to cheer up the Kamdin family, which lost their son Kaizad in the attack. The fact that the decision has come quite late has irked the family to no end.
“Justice has been delayed. In any other country, he (Kasab) would have already been hanged by now, says Nawaz, mother of the 28-year-old Taj chef, who lost his life while saving others. “I am a mother and I am very angry at the impotency of the government as well as the court at not taking any action or decision much earlier. But anyway, whether he is hanged or not, my son is not going to come back,” she says. She added that as a citizen also she was quite upset because it was the taxpayers’ money (including her family’s) that was being spent on Kasab.
“He is a burden on the country’s exchequer. Time is just passing away and more money is being spent on his security and trials. Who our court or government is trying to appease?,” the family questioned. Kaizad was posthumously conferred with the Jeevan Raksha award for his service to the nation.